December 12th, 2015
|12:16 am - Request for a quote about organizations|
Trinity Continuum: Æon is going to have quotes at the beginning of each chapter that are appropriate to the chapter's content. I have most of these, but I'm at a loss for one. I have a chapter about various organizations that the PCs can join that are generally fairly heroic. Also, one of the themes of the game is unity. I'd love to have a good quote from some (preferably geeky, but definitely known) source about the positive aspects of belonging to or joining organizations - for example a quote from some Star Trek about how or why Star Fleet is a good thing would be ideal. My only criteria is that the quote needs to be less than 100 words.
Does anyone know of a good quote for this chapter? If someone provides me with a quote that I can use, I'll post up another of the chapter quotes I' using here.
I just had a fun half hour. Sadly, no Star Trek ones I could find.
The NBA is never just a business. It’s always business. It’s always personal. All good businesses are personal. The best businesses are very personal. – Mark Cuban
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.
Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It's like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.
Steven Van Zandt
“A choir is made up of many voices, including yours and mine. If one by one all go silent then all that will be left are the soloists.
Don’t let a loud few determine the nature of the sound. It makes for poor harmony and diminishes the song.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
“It's very dramatic when two people come together to work something out. It's easy to take a gun and annihilate your opposition, but what is really exciting to me is to see people with differing views come together and finally respect each other.”
― Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember
“Well, we actually never went around. We worked together, struggled through the corporate maze, shared our dreams, and, somewhere along the way, we came closer to each other. At the end, we touched each other’s heart. The impact was profound, much more than I thought it was initially.”
― Sandhya Jane, A Second Spring...Brings New Hope
“I was beginning to see fewer of our weaknesses and more of our strengths; the events of the day were a reminder of how each of us had certain abilities that the rest did not. It was as if we were each a part of a whole body- one the hands, another the legs, and so on- dependent on one another and working best when we performed in unity. I felt inadequate then, unsure what part of this body I might be.”
― Patrick Carman, Beyond the Valley of Thorns
|Date:||December 12th, 2015 08:43 pm (UTC)|| |
"Concordia res parvae crescunt, discordia maximae dilabantur."
(By union the smallest thrive, by discord the greatest are destroyed)
- Gaius Sallustius Crispus, Reoman Republic historian and statesman, 86-34BCE, Bellum Iugurthinum).
BTW, did you get those interview questions that I sent for RPG Review a couple of months back?
|Date:||December 13th, 2015 10:53 am (UTC)|| |
I got them when traveling and then completely forgot about them - thanks for the reminder. Expect answers within the next week or so.
|Date:||February 19th, 2016 08:04 pm (UTC)|| |
|Date:||December 13th, 2015 04:07 am (UTC)|| |
"Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra"
|Date:||December 13th, 2015 10:26 am (UTC)|| |
"Morals — all correct moral laws — derive from the instinct to survive. Moral behavior is survival behavior above the individual level."
- Lt. Col. Jean V. Dubois, "Starship Trooper," R.A. Heinlein